Level: Moderate - High
Function: water retrieving
Initially aloof, staunch and affectionate; with an endearing
sense of humour and a stable disposition.
Enduring, versatile gundog for all types of shooting
particularly in wildfowling.
for: Active people & families.
9 - 15 years
Dogs 53-58 cms (21-23 ins)
Bitches 51-56 cms (20-22 ins)
Rich dark liver with purplish tint or bloom peculiar to the
breed and sometimes referred to as puce-liver.
On body, dense, tight, crisp ringlets, free from woolliness.
Hair having natural oiliness. Forelegs covered down to feet with
curls or ringlets. Abundant all round, though shorter in front.
Below hocks, hindlegs should be smooth in front and with curls or
ringlets behind down to feet. On skull covering of long curls forming
a pronounced top-knot, growing in a well defined peak to a point
between the eyes. Ears covered with long twisted curls. Neck covered
with curls similar to those on body. Throat smooth, the smooth hair
forming a 'V' shaped patch from back of lower jaw to breast bone.
Appearance: Smart, upstanding, strongly built, compact,
Large sized body. Their distinctive coats make them stand out in
the crowd. Domed skull with small dark eyes & long ears that
hang to the side of the head. Medium length wispy tail.